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  1. Re: My New Picking Porch (limited mando content).

    Hey Spencer,

    Looks good, nice job. I am sure you will love it. I have a similar porch on the back of my house and spend lots of time out there, me and the cats, picking away (me, not the cats. ....
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Amen to that. Some may recall my recent thread about USPS. Two packages (a mandolin and a set of tuning machines) from two different locations (Mid-West and West Coast) to my location (East Coast)....
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    Was that before or after their relatively recent merger with the Boston Conservatory? My understanding at the time was that one outcome of the merger was to make them more comprehensive in their...
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    Re: NMD Sawchyn Hobo Flat top

    Big fan of flat-tops. This seems like a real beauty. Great choice. I hope you and it are vey happy together!
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    Re: Shipping Costs

    Boy, what a frustrating mess this all is. Maybe we ought to set up a billboard of sorts here so, when it can be arranged with our regular travel, we deliver special instruments for each other...
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    Re: cheap external pickup

    I, too have a Schertler, but the Basik instead of the more expensive model. For around $170, it's actually pretty good. Plugged directly into my Schertler Guilia, it sounds good whether on my OM,...
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    Re: A request of builders

    This is a good thread on an important topic. If I commissioned a build and it came through with a bad fret job, it would go right back to the builder. I am aware that fretting requires a skill set...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Amen to that, Jim. This musician is amazing. I was surprised to see him using a Western-style bow, but have seen it before in this style of music from time to time.

    I'd love to be able to do...
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Or maybe just PAS.:grin:
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    That's funny! I'm still saving the picture to use in my defense.
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    Re: Did someone say PICKS?

    Hey Bratsche,

    Thanks very much for posting this photo! I've got to save this as 'exhibit 1' for the next time my wife says I have too many picks! I am an incurable pick-sampler, always trying...
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    Re: Bourgeois Guitars Partners with Eastman

    I hope this works out for Mr. Bourgeois. If the Maine location can continue to turn out high-end instruments and Eastman can expand the penetration into a lower-end market, I see this as a win-win. ...
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    Re: D'Addario Strings - Ask Us Anything

    I love D'Addario strings. I hate those sticky paper tags. I am hopeful that they will re-think that labeling method. And seriously; can't we just look at them or feel them and know which is which?...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Thanks Mike, that's pretty funny. I am used to being confused with others, including a criminal at one point (and the Police took some convincing. . .) because of my common name. In this case, you...
  15. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    Hey Frank,

    No need to feel bad, this has been a great thread with a really productive exchange of ideas. In the past, I would have argued your same position right along with you. Other threads...
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    Re: Need a safe wall mount mando holder

    Hi Nancy,

    Might it be possible to rig a simple gate on the String Swing? Perhaps a very heavy elastic band, cut and tied to the right length, could stretch across the opening when you have the...
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    Re: What instrument is the hardest? My experience

    Forget the instruments; Tuvan throat singing seems pretty difficult to me.
  18. Re: Thank you Mandolin Cafe community! 1000th post

    Congratulations, Dan. I always enjoy your posts, and seeing your good-looking dog off to the side.

    Best wishes for another thousand,

    Bob
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    Re: Rubner tuners are back

    I love mine, that's for sure. If (OK. . .when) I order another custom build, Rubners will be specified. No doubt about that.
  20. Re: A likely contentious opinion on electric mandolins

    While I admittedly am still in that infatuation stage we tend to go through with new instruments, I have to say that I am really digging this Ovation. Had it plugged into an old tube amp last...
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    Re: eBay sales tax

    Now that's funny. "Marketplace Facilitator States"? Talk about spin. Sounds like they are doing something to help the marketplace.
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    Re: Old Gibson A mandolin copy?

    Gee, Mike, did you really have to point that out? Now I am really feeling old. I still think of the 70's as just yesterday!

    We may be getting older, but it sure beats the alternative (or so I...
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    Re: What's up with USPS?

    Hello and thanks for all the replies. This has been an interesting read and informative, too. This story ends well. The two packages arrived together, yesterday. Both were in perfect condition. ...
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    Re: No Wires ! Joe Walsh w/ Molly Tuttle

    It is an incredibly beautiful performance by two of my truly favorite musicians. I don't think you can really extrapolate from that, though, that all performances should be done just that way. We...
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    Re: Latest build electric mandolin

    Really cool instrument, and I think it is great that you are willing to share what you have learned. Very generous.
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